Iconix Brand Group Said Close to Deal for JA Apparel Corp.

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JA Apparel Corp., the owner of the Joseph Abboud and Joe by Joseph Abboud brands, is said to be close to inking a deal with Iconix Brand Group.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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The swim market is welcoming a new crop of small independent brands that are infusing the industry with a sleek, minimal aesthetic that embodies the retro Seventies French Riviera bathing suit look.

Fashion Features

Men’s Wear Trend: Swim Class

The swim market is welcoming a new crop of small independent brands.

clock May 26, 2011Alex Badia

Seven For All Mankind


Vintage Washes, Colored Denim Key to Reviving Jeans Sales

Men’s denim sales took a slight dip in the past year as consumers concentrated more apparel spending on sportswear categories.

clock May 26, 2011David Lipke

A 2(x)ist advertisement.


2(x)ist Dives Into Men’s Swim

The trendy men’s underwear brand will be unveiling its first men’s swimwear collection at the Swim Show in Miami.

clock May 26, 2011Karyn Monget

A look from Joseph Abboud.

Designer and Luxury

Iconix Brand Group Said Close to Deal for JA Apparel

Boston factory could be an obstacle but the purchase would add a top men’s label to firm’s portfolio.

clock May 26, 2011Vicki M. Young

Vilebrequin’s 40th anniversary swimsuit design.


Vilebrequin Fetes 40 Years

Proceeds from a limited edition anniversary bathing suit will go towards helping protect the sea turtle, which is the brand’s emblem.

clock May 26, 2011Katya Foreman


Sales Gains Boost Belk Net

Department store operator managed to keep increases in expenses below the pace of its sales gain, paving the way for a 31.3 percent boost in profits.

clock May 26, 2011Arnold J. Karr

The Q-Store concept in a specialty store in Zwolle, Holland.


G-Star Unveils the Q-Store

New concept supplies independent specialty stores with a ready-made display format.

clock May 26, 2011David Lipke

Harry Josh


Boys’ Night Out With Harry Josh

The hairdresser to the stars won’t dish on his famous clients — Gisele Bündchen, Rose Byrne, Ashley Olsen — whom he also counts as friends.

clock May 26, 2011Jessica Iredale


Man of the Week: Joshua Jackson

The actor made a youthfully winning statement in Lanvin at the Cannes Film Festival.

clock May 26, 2011Katya Foreman and Alex Badia

The inspiration for the Tommy Hilfiger men’s shop at the Bay.


Hilfiger Men’s Set for The Bay in Canada

Firm has signed a deal to offer men’s wear exclusively in the retailer’s 90 units beginning in August.

clock May 26, 2011Lisa Lockwood

A look from Lincs.


David Chu to Bring Lincs Line to China

Designer is relaunching his men’s collection for fall with a new management team, fresh designs and a plan for growth in both the U.S. and overseas.

clock May 26, 2011Jean E. Palmieri


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